Canyon Ranch Appoints Susan E. Docherty as Chief Executive Officer

TUCSON, Ariz., April 28, 2015 /CNW/ -- Mel Zuckerman, Founder of Canyon Ranch, the world's premier health and wellness brand, announced today the appointment of Susan Docherty to the position of CEO.  As CEO, Docherty, will continue to grow and develop the brand that paved the way for the wellness industry in the United States and abroad.

Founders Mel and Enid Zuckerman and Jerry Cohen will continue to manage Canyon Ranch's resort locations in Tucson, Ariz. -- the wellspring of the brand -- and in Lenox, Mass.   

"I am thrilled to announce Susan as CEO.  Her background in thoughtful expansion of brands coupled with her enthusiasm for our mission makes her a perfect fit," stated Mel Zuckerman, founder of Canyon Ranch.  "This business was built on heart, soul and mission -- attributes which have sustained its growth for more than three decades and will continue to guide its future. As we look toward the next chapter, I am highly confident that Susan is the right person to lead the brand forward. "

Docherty brings almost three decades of experience from her successful career at General Motors where she held senior-level executive roles around the world growing luxury brands like Cadillac, and quite significantly as the brand architect for the iconic Escalade. 

"It is a true honor to be at the helm of the world's leading health and wellness brand built by the pioneering spirit and vision of Mel and Enid Zuckerman," commented Susan Docherty.  "The Canyon Ranch brand is more relevant than ever with the heightened awareness of the importance of health and wellness.  My dedication to my own health and wellness and that of my family's makes this role especially personal.  I couldn't be more thrilled to join this world-class company and guide the next chapter of growth." 

Canyon Ranch is owned by Crescent Real Estate Holdings, Founders Mel and Enid Zuckerman and Jerry Cohen.  Crescent has been a partner in Canyon Ranch since 1996 and recently made a significant equity investment to support the brand's growth.     

About Canyon Ranch 
Canyon Ranch pioneered the evolution of the wellness lifestyle and has been an industry leader for 35 years. Operating the world's most celebrated collection of life-enhancement properties, Canyon Ranch has destination health resorts in Tucson, Ariz., and Lenox Mass. In addition, Canyon Ranch operates a SpaClub at The Venetian & The Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nev., Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea onboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2 luxury ocean liner, the eight ships that make up Oceania and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and on Celebrity Cruises. The newest Canyon Ranch venture, Canyon Ranch Bintan, is a resort and living community within the Treasure Bay development in Indonesia, slated to open in 2017. Canyon Ranch has been named the "Healthiest Spa in America" by Health magazine as well as the "Best Spa for Food" by Gourmet magazine. Recently Canyon Ranch received SpaFinder, Inc.'s Crystal Award for Favorite Wellness Travel Property in North America. Additionally, Canyon Ranch is a 13-time winner of Travel + Leisure's Best Spa Award and an 11-time recipient of the Conde Nast Traveler Best Destination Spa Award.

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SOURCE Canyon Ranch

For further information: Sheryl Press, Director of Public Relations, Canyon Ranch, 520.749.9655 x 4287,,

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